From the desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik
It has been an honor to serve as your Mayor over the past twelve years but my time in office is quickly coming to a close. I have met many fine people and I have enjoyed working with each of you. While I will miss being your Mayor, I leave with many fond memories and a feeling of great satisfaction that much has been accomplished.
I look at the progress on lakefront development beginning with the beautiful fishing pier at Sims Park. Construction of the boardwalk, beaches and breakwaters are slated to begin within the next 16 months, and we have secured the majority of the funding needed to make lakefront development a reality.
I look at the transformation of the downtown retail district with over 16 million dollars in public and private investment. Downtown Euclid will continue to grow and prosper, especially as the Waterfront District is developed.
The skyline of Euclid that has been adorned with three wind turbines that serve as a beacon of progress in our Industrial Corridor. Investment by our many businesses, both existing and new, large and small, will continue to create new jobs and keep Euclid’s reputation of having an atmosphere of trust and cooperation with the business community. The growth in our business and technology corridor will lead to new and exciting jobs for local residents and bring numerous visitors to the community.
During the past few years, four new elementary schools have been built, our library has been renovated and the Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital and University Hospital medical clinic have made major investments in their buildings. These public and private institutions strengthen the quality of life here and foretell a bright future for our great City.
I look at the improvements made in our neighborhoods to strengthen or replace our aging infrastructure with dozens of streets rebuilt or repaved over the past 10 years, improvements in our recreation facilities at Briardale Greens Golf Course, Memorial Park and Indian Hills spray park, and beautification projects throughout the city.
Regional partnerships have been formed with Cuyahoga County and nearby communities and these efforts will help control costs while continuing strong service levels and provide opportunities to look at new ways of delivering effective service to residents and businesses in the years to come.
I know that there is much more to be done and that we as a City will face challenges that will require all of us to work together but I leave office knowing that our new Mayor, Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, will foster a cooperative atmosphere that will allow us to address those challenges head-on.
I have been blessed and honored to serve as the 13th Mayor of the City of Euclid. With the help of many great members of this community, much has been accomplished and the foundation for future progress established. I pray for continued health and prosperity for all and thank you for your years of support.
God Bless and let us all be thankful for what we have.